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Another ClimateTech Podcast is a weekly interview series that explores the fight against climate change through the lens of entrepreneurship, investment, academia, activism, and art. Join Ryan Grant Little, a seasoned climatetech founder, advisor, and investor, as he interviews the climate warriors trying to save us from ourselves. #Climate #Climatetech #Cleantech #Sustainability #Environment

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Another ClimateTech Podcast is a weekly interview series that explores the fight against climate change through the lens of entrepreneurship, investment, academia, activism, and art. Join Ryan Grant Little, a seasoned climatetech founder, advisor, and investor, as he interviews the climate warriors trying to save us from ourselves. #Climate #Climatetech #Cleantech #Sustainability #Environment

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English


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Forests have been undervalued for too long but Lisett Luik of Arbonics is fixing that

6/12/2024
Lisett Luik is co-founder of Arbonics, an Estonian company that believes forests have been undervalued for far too long and is seeking to rememdy that. In this episode we talked about: 🌳 How Arbonics is making forests a climate asset rather than just a source of timber 🕵️ The detective work involved in ensuring carbon offsetting projects are the real deal 🌍 Lisett's journey into climate tech entrepreneurship and her advice for others looking to make the switch 🇪🇪 The entrepreneurial culture in Estonia, and the influence of long, dark winters 👅 Her translation of Keith Richards' autobiography into Estonian #climatetech #carbonoffsetting #carboncredits #forests Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:28:40

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Is this the most sustainable protein in the world? with Yonatan Golan of Brevel

6/5/2024
To celebrate the launch of their new facility this week, I spoke with Yonatan Golan, co-founder of Brevel. Brevel makes possibly the most sustainable protein in the world through a process that speeds up microalgae production 100x. We talked about: 👻 The concept of 'ghost protein' 🚀 How fermentation x photosynthesis = efficiency revolution 🥛 Why dairy is a good starting place 🏗️ Their new facility #climatetech #sustainablefood #alternativeprotein Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:26:18

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Aviation can be far more sustainable right now, with Maxime Meijers of Estuaire

5/30/2024
Meet Maxime Meijers, co-founder of Estuaire, a company that is working across the aviation industry to reduce its climate effects. In this episode we talked about: 🛩️ The often overlooked impact of contrails on our climate and how their strategic mitigation can put a dent in aviation's climate footprint 💰 The power and influence of aviation finance in shaping the sector's environmental trajectory 🚀 The growth trajectory and ambitions of Estuaire as they seek to assemble a dream team in the intersection of aviation and sustainability #ClimateTech #AviationInnovation #Flying #Aviation Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:25:42

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Hardware is hard but we wrote the playbook with Andreas Schwarzenbrunner of Speedinvest

5/22/2024
Andreas Schwarzenbrunner always thought he's get into politics. But, as a partner leading the climate tech and industrial tech practices at Speedinvest, he's arguably playing an even bigger role in Europe's future this way. In this episode we talked about: 🌍 Why hardware is hard but absolutely critical in climatetech 🔬 How crucial de-risking with corporate customers is for startups 💡 The role of policy in driving climatetech investment 🏭 The challenges of scaling up production and fundraising for founders 📘 The creation of "Building and Scaling Climate Hardware," a playbook for the climate tech sector Check out "Building and Scaling Climate Hardware: A Playbook" here. #climatetech #venturecapital #VC #deeptech Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:37:19

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Is this the world's best plant-based pizza? With Joe Hill of One Planet Pizza

5/14/2024
Meet Joe Hill, Co-founder of One Planet Pizza. Joe has dedicated his career to promoting plant-based eating through the medium of delicious pizza. In this episode we talked about: 🌿 The importance of making plant-based alternatives that deliver on taste, texture, and price 🍕 How One Planet Pizza is leading the charge in this delicious revolution 🔬 The emerging trend of healthier, whole-food plant-based alternatives 🍄 Joe's excitement about the potential of mushrooms 🎙️ The role of food activism and its influence on plant-based food industry 💪 How Joe maintains his resilience and health while running a high-growth business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneplanetpizza/ #climatetech #plantbased #pizza Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:40:54

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A university dropout becomes a university chancellor with Christian Rebernik of Tomorrow University

5/7/2024
Christian Rebernik is the mastermind behind Tomorrow University, an accredited online university using business education to drive impact and sustainability. In this interview we talked about: 👑 Christian’s royal pedigree in Berlin’s startup ecosystem 🎒 How a university dropout becomes a university Chancellor 🎯 Tomorrow University’s goal of reaching 1 million people #education #university #climatetech Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:31:42

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Fighting food misinformation with Robbie Lockie of the Freedom Food Alliance

4/29/2024
Robbie Lockie is co-founder of Plant-Based News and has just launched the Freedom Food Alliance, which fights misinformation and empowers people with the best science and expert alliances to create meaningful societal change. In this episode we talked about: 🌱 The deceptive tactics used by the meat and dairy industries to discredit plant-based alternatives 🎙️ Celebrity influence in promoting a plant-based lifestyle, featuring the likes of Alicia Silverstone and Joaquin Phoenix, including running Jamie Oliver’s online presence back in the day 🌍 The Plant Based Treaty, a global initiative to shift away from animal-based food systems and restore ecosystems 🍔 The challenges and opportunities in the plant-based food industry, including the move towards fewer and more natural sounding ingredients As discussed in the episode, the Plant Based News Podcast had some interviews with famous vegans. Here are a few of them: Megadeth Drummer Dirk Verbeuren “Bones and All” author Camille Deangelis Actor Alicia Silverstone Conservationist, anthropologist and activist Jane Goodall #futurefood #plantbased #climatetech Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:31:49

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A surfer decides to tackle ocean plastic, with Joel Tasche of CleanHub

4/9/2024
Joel Tasche is the founder of CleanHub, and is on a mission to clean up our oceans, all while empowering marginalized waste workers. And it all started with his passion for surfing. 🌊 And it all started with his passion for surfing. 🌊 Listen to this episode to learn how CleanHub: 🚛 implements tracking systems all the way from households to disposal sites, ensuring transparency and efficiency 💻 is developing its platform into a full-stack waste management system, borrowing efficiency strategies from Amazon's playbook 🌍 is expanding its waste collection and sorting capacities in coastal communities in India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Cambodia 🤝 is working on upskilling programs and social audits to improve working conditions for waste sorters #cleantech #wastemanagement #plasticcredits #recycling #sustainability Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:38:35

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A betta way to make a tuna sandwich, with Deniz Ficicioglu of BettaF!sh

4/2/2024
Deniz Ficicioglu loves tuna so much that she doesn't want them to be put in a can. 🐟 That's why she founded BettaF!sh, an alternative proteins company that uses seaweed to create plant-based fish alternatives that replicate the taste, texture, and experience of traditional fish, minus the devastating effects of fishing. Check out this 30-minute episode to hear how: 🐟 Tuna are freaking awesome and can swim basically as fast as a Fiat 500 🇪🇺 Their products are currently available in 10 different European countries 🛫 Japan Airlines serves their vegan tuna on flights from London to Tokyo and back 🧪 The company's R&D team is continuously working on developing a toolbox of seaweed ingredients for food industry players #climatetech #altproteins #fish #tuna #salmon #seaweed Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:33:13

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Solving the water crisis out of thin air with Brian Sheng of Aquaria

3/26/2024
Brian Sheng is a self-funded entrepreneur and co-founder of Aquaria, a company that seeks to create resilient water infrastructure by extracting water from the air. A former venture capitalist who started his own VC firm at 18, Brian transitioned to the operational side of startups with the onset of the pandemic. Here's what we talked about in our half-hour chat: 💦 Brian's company, Aquaria, seeks to create water infrastructure that doesn't need any pipes or construction 🏝️ Aquaria's water harvesting technology is ideal for residential communities, especially those off-grid or in locations with limited access to clean water 🌊 Aquaria's $26 million project in Hawaii to service a community of 1,000 homes 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 What it's like to have your brother as a co-founder 👨 Several reference to Tatooine from Star Wars (this emoji is Luke Skywalker, obviously) #WaterFromAir #SustainableLiving #TechInnovation #ClimateTech #Tatooine Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:27:34

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Turning plastic waste into low-carbon buildings, with Kidus Asfaw of Kubik

3/20/2024
Kidus Asfaw is the founder of Kubik, an Ethiopian company that upcycles plastic waste into construction material for low-carbon buildings. In this episode we talked about: 🏢 How Kubik aspires to be a technology platform for the materials industry, aiming to extend their reach beyond just plastic 🚀 The opportunities for climatetech companies in Sub-Saharan Africa 🌐 Kidus’s career, including time with UNICEF and the World Bank 🎖️ What it’s like to be named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in climate 🌱 Why he’s optimistic about the future #greenbuilding #recycling #innovation #sustainabledevelopment #Africantech #climatetech Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:28:14

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Empowering carbon project developers, with Vivian Bertseka of BlueLayer

3/12/2024
Vivian Bertseka is co-founder of BlueLayer, the first end-to-end software platform for carbon project developers. In this episode we talked about how: 📈 The carbon credit market is growing but also experiencing growing pains, with issues around transparency and trust. 🔍 There is an urgent need for more transparency in the carbon credit market to improve data disclosure and data system organization. 🧾 High-quality carbon credits are in high demand but short supply — companies need to act early to secure them. 🍷 Carbon credits are like wine — although the container is always the same size, the contents can be radically different! #carboncredits #climatetech #netzero Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:22:12

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A primer on Direct Air Capture with Viktoria Oseyko of Carbominer

3/5/2024
Viktoria Oseyko is CMO of Carbominer, a startup that uses direct air capture (DAC) to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere and use it for productive purposes, like growing our fruits and vegetables in greenhouses. We talked about how this technology works, how founder can attract public money for green interventions, and what the future of Ukrainian climatetech looks like. #ClimateTech #DAC #NetZero Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:23:14

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How to become a seaweed farmer with Jennifer O'Brien of Sea&Believe

2/29/2024
I found Jennifer O'Brien when reading some press about a new seaweed farm that had just been set up off the wild western coast of Ireland, in County Galloway. I've been intrigued by seaweed for a long time as a source of sustainable protein and material, as well as for its carbon sequestration power. It seems that seaweed is finally starting to get some of the limelight it deserves. Jennifer is Founder and CEO of Sea&Believe, which owns that seaweed farm. This is to be the first of many such farms and she talks about all that seaweed can do, how it's cultivated, and who uses it. #ClimateTech #Seaweed #Aquaculture Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:30:06

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Nature needs a better bank, with Martin Stuchtey of the Landbanking Group

2/20/2024
Martin Stuchtey is the founder and co-CEO of The Landbanking Group, which aims to support the regeneration of nature and biodiversity through an asset class they call Nature Equity. Martin talked about how we can protect nature by literally putting a value to it, as well as his own life and career which has ranged from soldier in the German army’s alpine group to management consultant, professor, and now founder. #biodiversity #regeneration #climatetech Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:28:54

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A founder's journey to climatetech investing, with me, Ryan Grant Little

2/12/2024
This inverview is the 25th and final episode of my podcast Sound Funding, where I've been interviewing impact fund managers together with Impact Europe since 2020. If you're interested in impact funds, I highly recommend checking out the back catalogue! Impact Europe's podcast host Benjamin DeVries interviewed me about my background as a founder, how I became a climatetech investor, why I started podcasting, and what I think about McKinsey (👎) and spicy chicken wings (👍). Check out the back catalogue of my interviews with impact fund managers at Sound Funding. Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:33:57

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Microplastics are the new asbestos, with Adam Root of Matter.

2/6/2024
Remember in the mid 2010s when we were all talking about microplastics in things like face creams, and brands were making a big deal about being micro-bead free? Well although the media attention has gone away, the problem of microplastics has definitely not. Adam Root is the founder and CEO of Matter., which is tackling the problem of microplastics head on at one if its key sources—your washing machine. Matter. has just raised $10 million, with participation from big names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, and the Walton family (Walmart) through their various investment vehicles. #climatetech #microplastics #laundry #cleanwater #plasticfree Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:27:04

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Energy storage to electrify everything with Jason Goodhand of DNV

1/31/2024
Jason Goodhand is an old classmate and pal, and a fellow traveller in renewable energy before it was cool. He's been fascinated by the role energy storage has in greening the grid for as long as I've known him. These days, he's travelling the world discovering, developing, and implementing storage technologies based on hydrogen, sodium, zinc, iron, vanadium redox flow technologies. He talks about the road ahead and what he's learned as a 20+ year industry veteran. Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:25:34

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The guru of alt proteins himself, with Bruce Friedrich of the Good Food Institute

1/23/2024
Bruce Friedrich is the founder and president of the Good Food Institute and the reason I invest in alternative proteins. I was driving through the hills of Umbria listening to podcasts and an interview with Bruce came on. An hour later I was enthralled and had found my calling. It really was as simple as that. I talked with Bruce about the outlook for investment in alt proteins, the nature of the industry, why it's so crucial to the fight against climate change, and how he is able to keep his cool with all the trolls out there. And finally got to thank him for being such a major influence in my life. #altproteins #climatechange #climatetech #futurefood #foodtech Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:41:30

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The kingdom of fungi is changing everything with Nathan Paumier

1/16/2024
Fungi is having a moment as it does everything from open our minds, feed our population, pass notes for our trees, capture our CO2, and clean up our messes. Nathan Paumier is a fungi nerd and writer of the popular and informative BRB newsletter. I took advantage of having him on the show to ask everything I always wanted to know about mushrooms but was afraid to ask. Nathan's go-to book to learn about fungi is Entangled Life by Merlin Seheldrake. #fungi #climatetech #climatechange #bioremediation #mushrooms Promo partner for this episode is Grizzle, helping B2B ClimateTech companies generate demand and customers through high-quality content, social media, and SEO services. Podcast listeners can book a free consultation here.

Duration:00:42:51